“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.

And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.

So don’t be troubled or afraid.” 

~John 14:27 NLT~




Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6




Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian.  Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.



Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16.  Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  This is our once-a-year food drive for them.




Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church.  Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana.  A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.




September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come for 11 A.M.  The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.




Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently.  May God continue to work in each church.

Anna Lee





We had overnight guests from Texas arrive after we went to bed and sleeping a little late for my normal morning posting.  I’m thankful for the company and hope they have a great day in Baton Rouge.

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  

I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

~Genesis 12:2-3~



Good news from MS this morning.  Carol B. Sealey got to leave the hospital yesterday.  She will still be getting therapy and other medical care.  Please continue to pray for her and her family.  Thanks to all of you for praying and to God for answering our prayers in a great way.




Scripture Writing – August 30 an 31 

  • August 30 – Job 38:4-7
  • August 31 – Genesis 12:2-3

I apologize for getting my days confused this month.  Our life just doesn’t run on a regular schedule now, so I often am confused about the day.  At least that is what I am going to blame it on.

The Scriptures for September will be available at church tomorrow.




Counting tomorrow, there are only three more Sundays to turn in items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home Fall Food Round-up.  This is our once-a-year opportunity to help them with food needs for the next year.




In September, we begin to think of the annual mission offering for Louisiana, the Georgia Barnette offering.  Help us share the Good News in various ways in Louisiana.  The 2019 theme is “Impart Truth Today”.




I hope you are enjoying shopping for the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.  You can pack some for you as an individual or contribute the the church’s boxes.  If you need a box or boxes, please let me know.




I want to end the day with a very big need.  Pray for the people of Florida and other areas that will face destructive Hurricane Dorian in the next days.  Pray for those who live in areas were the storm will go.  Pray for the first responders who will be busy helping others.  Pray for the others such as the electrical power people who will be working as soon as it is safe.  I saw convoys for trucks going that way Wednesday.  Pray for Louisiana Baptist and others who will be doing disaster relief for the coming months.

Anna Lee










“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 

~Philippians 3:14 NIV~




Scripture Writing – August 29 – Psalm 19:1




Coming soon – “Impart Truth Today” (Georgia Barnette 2019




Ronald Lee Eyer

January 03, 1956 – August 29, 2019

Ronald Lee Eyer, a resident of Roseland, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. He was born January 3, 1956 in Chambersburg, PA and was 63 years of age. He is survived by his 3 children, Ronald Lee Eyer, II, Georgette Voight and husband, Todd, and Elizabeth Distefano; 4 grandchildren, Triston Voight, Mackenzie Gullick, Macie Gullick, and Madelyn Gullick; 3 siblings, Brenda Eyer-Sweet and husband, Duane, Billy Eyer, and Lesa Allen and husband, Donald Ray. Preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Eggers; step-father, Jack King; and sister, Patricia King. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 31, 2019. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Rev. Bill Ichter of Minden, LA moved to heaven yesterday.


Update on my Dad – Bill Ichter – August 29.
Dad is most likely in his last lucid moments. There are 32 family members here. This morning we all gathered around and sang together for about half an hour. After we sang It Is Well With My Soul, he said “Lord, you can take me now. We have all said our goodbyes, prayed together, and expressed our love. Now just my brothers and I are here with him. He is so longing to go home to be with Jesus! As much as it hurts to let him go, we know he’s ready. Thanks, everyone, for your prayers and messages, phone calls and visits. Please continue praying for all our family as we miss his physical presence in our midst. We cherish our memories of wonderful family times! How blessed we are!



Another update on my Dad, Bill Ichter –
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”. 2 Timothy 4:7.
After a wonderful, precious time with most of the family by his side. Dad took his last breath on this earth and was promoted to his heavenly home. We’re so very thankful for this wonderful man – Dad and Vovo to his family and treasured friend to so many! Blessed be the name of the Lord.




Arrangements for my Dad, Bill Ichter ❤️
Visitation – Sunday, September 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Celebration of his wonderful life –
Monday, September 2 at 2:00 pm
Everything will be held at First Baptist Church Minden 
301 Pennsylvania Avenue
Minden, LA
Family and Brazil Mission Family are invited to lunch at the church at noon before the service but you
must RSVP to me, Alan, Nelson, or Carlos Ichterby 10:00 am tomorrow (August 30)




“‘Bro. Bill’ Ichter Passes”

Minden Press Herald




Thanks for reading and praying this morning.

Anna Lee



“A branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches.

Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.

For apart from me you can do nothing.”

 ~John 15:4-5 NLT~




Last night, I tried to write TPL for today because we were leaving for Baton Rouge at 5:45 this morning.  I didn’t get it done. During the night, I once again thought I was going to write it, but again it didn’t happen.  We are home from Ochsner and a very good stop at Dollar Tree near the hospital.  I love shopping for Operation Christmas Child and getting to answer questions about what I am doing.  Two ladies provided me most of the money I spent today.  Thank you C. and A.!

Yesterday, two ladies turned in the boxes they chose to pack individually.  Other ladies turned in items that will help to fill several boxes.  One sweet, faithful class turned in many bags of items that were purchased last week.  Thanks to all of you.

I will be working in the OCC room some this week.  If you would like to help, please contact me so we can schedule a suitable time.





Today, David‘s blood level was 8.1, the highest it has been in months.  The increased dosage of Procrit is helping!  The early drive and the rain made the drive more difficult than usual, but with thankful hearts, we are glad to be home again.  Your regular prayers are getting us through these days.

Several others from Kentwood are also doing well amid treatments.  Please continue to pray for Bryan Tate, Linda Callihan, and Buddy Morris.

Gaylon Cutrer is having a few more problems than usual, so spend some extra time on your prayers for him.  He and his family will be very appreciative.

Today, with a heavy heart, I share that Lori Rhodes has some serious health issues.  Lori and her husband, Keith, served in our church working with the youth.

“Lori has been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy. This rare disease is in the Parkinson’s family, but Lori does not have Parkinson’s She has MSA-C (c standing for cerebellum). There is no cure. Life expectancy ranges from 6 years to 15 years based on the onset of symptoms (we really don’t know when her symptoms began but could be up to 5-6 years ago).”

The full report on Lori is on my facebook page.

I also what to share there has been another death, a man from Greensburg.  I’ll post the complete obituary when it becomes available.

Thomas Dover

July 25, 1952 – July 16, 2019



Jeff Van, the pastor of South McComb Baptist Church, share quotes that seem to touch my heart often.  Today’s quote is:

“It’s easy to praise Him in the sunshine, but your breakthrough comes when you praise Him in the dark…He’s there, we must simply trust the process.”

                                                                                                                              -Tony Evans

Thankfully, my family and the families of many of you understand praising God “in the dark”.  If you don’t, please locate someone who can help you get to this point in your life.




Scripture Writing – August 26 – Habakkuk 3:3-4




Yesterday, I was asked about what size cans of food were needed for the LA Baptist Children’s Home in a few weeks.  The answer, is buy items like you would for your family.  The man is going to buy a couple cases of canned goods.  That plan might work for you too!  The pick-up time at FBC is early Monday morning, three weeks from today.




Enjoy the sound of the rain again, but please try to stay dry.

Anna Lee



But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

~2 Corinthians 12:9-10~





Thankfully, Bro. Don Meadows is about 95% recovered from his Bell’s Palsy problem.  Pray for complete healing.




Operation Christmas Child – Interesting Facts

  • 1.9 billion children in the world are below the age of 15.  This is 27% of the world’s population that potentially has the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a gift-filled shoebox.
  • More than 660 billion people live in Latin America and the Caribbean –  an estimated 16.4 million of which are age 14 and under.  Praise God that we’ve delivered Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to over 41 million of these boys and girls and have the ability to reach even more by packing additional shoebox gifts. (The shoeboxes from FBC, Kentwood have been delivered to these boys and girls.)
  • 4.2 million children in the Middle East and North Africa have received a tangible expression of God’s love in a shoebox gift and nearly97,000 of these boys and girls have participated in The Greatest Journey.




Scripture Writing – August 24 – I Chronicles 16:10




Do something to make in difference in someone’s life today.  

Anna Lee






“You are members of God’s very own family . . .

and you belong in God’s household with every other


~Ephesians 2:19 TLB~




Scripture Writing – August 23 – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10




Statistics for Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

  • In 2018, over 10.6 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide.  8.8 million of these were from the US.
  • 16.8 million shoebox gifts have been delivered to children in need in more than 160 countries since 1993.
  • 2019 US Collection Goal – 9.1 million.
  • 2019 Worldwide Collection Goal – 11 million.
  • Over 9.000 volunteers serve in the US year-round.
  • More than 400 Volunteer Area Teams are active around the US.
  • Nearly 5,000 drop-off locations receive shoeboxes during Nation Collection Week.
  • National Collection Week is November 18-25, the third week of November annually.
  • Over 100,000 volunteers serve in the US during National Collection Week and processing season.
  • Shoebox gifts are prepared for overseas shipment at eight major processing centers across the US.
    • Atlanta
    • Baltimore/Washington
    • Boone, N.C.
    • Charlotte
    • Chicago
    • Dallas/Fort WorthDenver
    • Southern California
  • More than 260,000 volunteers serve overseas.
  • Shoebox gifts are collected in the US, Canada, Australia, Finland, Germany, Spain, and the UK.

I like to share OCC “Shoebox” information with others as encouragement for you to get involved.  I hope you are not mission out on the joy of “shoeboxes”.  If you need more information about how you can help, contact me or someone else that knows the value of “shoeboxes” and eternity for boys and girls around the world.

Anna Lee


In the same way,

faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action,

is dead.

~James 2:17~




Scripture Writing 

  • August 21 – John 8:12
  • August 22 – James 2:17



Thanks to those who have brought items to the church for “shoeboxes”. Thanks, also, for those who pack shoeboxes on their own.  If you or your family would like to pack some shoeboxes, please let me know.  I will supply the shoeboxes.




Continue to pray for those who have has surgery or procedures lately and those who will be facing these in the near future.




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Have a great day!

Anna Lee